By Dr. Michelle Bengtson
I’m thankful for freedom. Independence. The liberation from slavery or the power of another. Our creator gives three inalienable rights:
- The freedom to pursue life
- The freedom to pursue liberty
- The pursuit of happiness.
The Declaration of Independence states: “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
For hundreds of years, brave men and women fought to win and continue to fight to preserve our country’s freedom. I’m grateful for their selfless sacrifice.
As I reflect today on that sacrifice, I hold even greater gratitude for the price paid by my Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave His own life to be crucified on the cross to ensure my freedom for all eternity. (more…)